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Prevent Ransomware: Security Awareness Training

Hackers are taking advantage of the most vulnerable point of entry into your computer network; your staff.  Security awareness training is the most important factor in preventing ransomware.

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Revitalize Your HIPAA Program with a Risk Assessment

HIPAA compliance can be like an old battery that just loses it's spark over time.  A risk assessment can help you Jumpstart that old tired HIPAA battery

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Sorry Laura and ecfirst, Still No HIPAA Certification

"We are very excited about the recertification by ecfirst,” said Laura Huska, Head of IT. “HIPAA continues to be a critical certification for ISI as many of our healthcare clients rely on this standard to meet their compliance needs when using ISI’s UC Reporting application.”   Sorry Laura, there is no such thing as HIPAA certification thus no HIPAA recertification.

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BA Security is Worse Than You Think!

I changed the headline of this blog to reflect my personal observations in talking with hundreds of business associates (BAs).  BA security is bad because most BAs don't know the requirements let alone how to meet them.  CE security is bad because a lot of CEs are blase bout HIPAA or rely on outdated views of the requirements.

BA Security Is Probably a Lot Worse Than You Think
Tally of Health Data Breaches Apparently Undercounts Incidents Involving BAs
Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • May 13, 2016 

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Automated Risk Assessment: Best Value

Combining sophisticated Internet tools with experienced consultants can deliver a HIPAA risk assessment based on the NIST protocol quickly and at a reasonable cost.  

"Automated HIPAA Risk Assessment "
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
1. Click the link to join the webinar at the specified time and date:
https://global.gotowebinar.com/eojoin/8852590702394920194/4062226347872620034

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